Multi-Sport

Fisu, the governing body of international university sport, has secured a record number of broadcasting hours for a winter Universiade, as the 2013 edition of the multi-sport event gets underway in Trentino, Italy today.

Fisu, the governing body of international university sport, has said it will provide live streaming of the forthcoming 26th winter Universiade on its LiveFisu.tv platform.

Malaysian commercial broadcaster TV3 has announced that it will broadcast highlights of multi-sport event the 2013 Southeast Asian Games, which takes place in Myanmar next month.

Canoc Broadcasting Inc. (CBI), a company that has been formed by sports bodies in the Caribbean for handling media rights for major properties, has acquired media rights for the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The International World Games Association plans to launch its own online video channel as an additional media platform for the top events of its member associations.

The Fox International Channels broadcast subsidiary of media company 21st Century Fox has agreed a deal to acquire pay-television sports broadcaster Setanta Africa, which operates in the sub-Saharan region of the continent.

USA

Pac-12 Networks, the content and multi-platform media company for the Pac-12 US college sports conference, has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with Fox International Sports Channels, a division of 21st Century Fox’s international multi-media business, to distribute Pac-12 sports programming worldwide.

The Star India broadcast subsidiary of media company 21st Century Fox has introduced subscription-based live streaming of cricket and football events on its Starsports.com website.

Media investment management company GroupM has launched a full-service Australian sports rights and sponsorship division that will commence operations with Football Federation Australia as a foundational client.

USA

The Fox Sports division of US network Fox has said that it plans to be an “active participant” in talks over a new media rights deal for the Big Ten Conference college sports organisation.

USA

US network CBS and cable-television provider Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement to end their programming dispute and resume broadcasts in the New York, Los Angeles and Dallas markets.

The Olympic Council of Asia and the MP & Silva agency have announced that they will establish a new OCA Broadcasting Services company for the continental body's multi-sport events.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV launched a second dedicated sports channel on Sunday, according to the Xinhua news agency.

USA

Fox Sports 1, the new US pay-television channel from the Fox Sports division of the Fox network, remains in talks to seal carriage deals with pay-television operators Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and Dish ahead of its launch on August 17, according to the Bloomberg news agency.

The Dentsu advertising agency has expanded its Olympic Games portfolio in Asia by acquiring rights to the 2014 winter Games and 2016 summer Olympics in several territories across the continent.

The owner of IMG, private equity firm Forstmann Little, has said that there “can be no assurance” that the agency will be sold, according to the Reuters news agency.

The French government is considering implementing major changes to its tax law on broadcast rights for sporting events, according to Le Figaro newspaper.